I'm doing my first internship and currently living alone in my recently deceased grandfathers house. I can cook my self eggs or noodles but if anyone has any videos or tips on cooking tasty and relatively healthy foods I'd appreciate it. I'm a burger though so anything salad related will probably be ignored.
there are a million of those, I was hoping to get recommendations before I put more time into slogging through dozens of videos and articles.
meh, it's not like I haven't looked, I just want some recommendations. Everyone starts somewhere after all.
There's not much to recommend if you're going to dismiss anything with a large quantity of vegetables.
But, to get you started, basic pan cooking is to have your vegetables chopped in advance. Then you warm oil in a pan until it's hot but not smoking. If it starts to smoke, throw it away and start again. If you want to use garlic, put some diced garlic in now. Then toss in other spices, and in less than a minute add diced onion and stir it through. Then give the onion a minute to cook. After this, add whatever else you have. Start with the more dense ingredients and end with least dense ingredients. Higher density means a need for more cooking time. You might want to have meat cooked in advance and throw it in.
you're pretty rude and unpleasant to talk to. this board would be better if you left.
op most foods are healthy enough as long as they don't contain trans fat, or an excessive amount of fat/salt/sugar. just include enough vegetables that aren't slathered in ranch dressing.
work on cooking simple meat dishes properly, and roasting/steaming vegetables. a bit of salt and vinegar makes almost any vegetable taste amazing. work on making a few different sauces, like lemon butter, tomato sauce, and a cream sauce.
Learn how to make soup.
Everyone loves soup, and you don't even notice vegetables that are in soup. I absolutely despise the taste of celery, but in a soup, it's amazing.
Basically, just do this:
Only brown some diced chunks of whatever your favorite meat is in a pan, and toss that in, then brown a little bit of diced bacon and toss that in too.
thanks, I'll try and find it online
Thanks for the imagery and basic instructions, luckily since I'm living in my Grandfather's old home I have all of the entry level cooking supplies and more. All I have to do now is get used to going out and buying the ingredients.
thanks, so for the most part as long as I'm buying natural ingredients and avoiding frying them or drowning them in sauces they should be primarily healthy?
Soup is basically the most versatile meal.
Basically, anything you like that's not beans, water, and time, and you have a meal.
Trust me on the beans thing though, because if you don't cook them hot enough for long enough, they will fuck your shit up.
he's doing research now, and you're hindering that
>thanks, so for the most part as long as I'm buying natural ingredients and avoiding frying them or drowning them in sauces they should be primarily healthy?
np, and yes. you can actually fry foods though, just make sure that the oil is hot enough and the food will absorb less oil. let the oil come up to temperature and don't crowd the pan or the oil will cool down.
most sauces will be fine, even things that get made fun of like ranch on salad is fine if you use the right amount. but a lot of people will use so much that they turn their salad into a ranch dressing soup. if your sauce is mostly vegetable, don't worry about how much you're using. if it's a cream or butter sauce, use it sparingly and make it flavorful with things like garlic, black pepper, spicy chili peppers, herbs and so on.
sounds good, most of the things I've cooked have been pretty elementary level: eggs, omelets, boxed pasta, and tacos. Another anon >>7250689 mentioned soups and gave the step by step instructions so I'll probably give that a try in the next week or so. I'd heard that stir fry isn't particularly difficult and typically ends up as a healthy meal with solid taste if cooked correctly. would stir fry be a good way to start diversifying my skills and meal options?
I can't believe I forgot about rice, never cooked it before, but that still opens up a shit load of opportunities.
>would stir fry be a good way to start diversifying my skills and meal options?
yes, you can pretty much make a stir fry with anything so it'll help you get your cooking and food prep techniques down.